Uma Thurman to Star in New Thriller for Apple


Apple has ordered a new drama series, Suspicion, starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction).

Suspicion is based on the award-winning Israeli series False Flag from Keshet Broadcasting and created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman. The high-paced thriller is about the kidnapping of the son of a prominent American businesswoman, played by Thurman. Twenty-one-year-old Leo’s abduction from a large, upmarket hotel in central New York is captured on video and goes viral—four British citizens staying at the hotel become the prime suspects. But are they guilty of any more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Starring alongside Thurman are Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Noah Emmerich (The Americans), Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror), Elyes Gabel (Scorpion), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Angel Coulby (Dancing on the Edge).

Keshet Productions is working on the adaptation. Rob Williams will serve as showrunner. The series is directed by Golden Globe winner Chris Long and produced by Darin McLeod. Williams and Long will also serve as executive producers on the project, along with Howard Burch for Keshet Productions, Avi Nir for Keshet Media Group, Anna Winger (Deutschland 83 & 86) and Liat Benasuly (Fauda).

The series is commissioned for Apple out of the U.K. by Apple’s heads of worldwide video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and creative director for Europe for worldwide video, Jay Hunt.